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Designated Survivor 

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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kiefer Sutherland ...  Tom Kirkman 47 episodes, 2016-2019
Adan Canto ...  Aaron Shore 45 episodes, 2016-2019
Italia Ricci ...  Emily Rhodes 45 episodes, 2016-2019
Kal Penn ...  Seth Wright 45 episodes, 2016-2019
Maggie Q ...  Hannah Wells 45 episodes, 2016-2019
LaMonica Garrett ...  Mike Ritter 44 episodes, 2016-2019
Natascha McElhone ...  Alex Kirkman 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Jake Epstein ...  Chuck Russink 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Paulo Costanzo ...  Lyor Boone 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoe McLellan ...  Kendra Daynes 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Mckenna Grace ...  Penny Kirkman 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Ben Lawson ...  Damian Rennett 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Tanner Buchanan ...  Leo Kirkman 19 episodes, 2016-2018
Reed Diamond ...  John Forstell 19 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union, on the highly anticipated series Designated Survivor. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack. Written by ahmetkozan

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English

Release Date:

21 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Designated Survivor See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Kal Penn, who plays a White House staffer in this show, has actually worked as a White House staffer in his real life. In 2009, his character on House (2004) was killed off so that Penn could take a job as Associate Director of the Obama administration's White House Office of Public Engagement (working there under his birth name, Kalpen Modi). He took a leave from that job in June 2010 to film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) and returned to the White House after filming ended, in November 2010. He also worked for Obama's reelection campaign and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. See more »

Goofs

President Kirkman never travels with "the Beast". Instead the presidents motorcade consist of Tahoe and Suburbans. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Hannah Wells: Whoever did this is just getting started.
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Connections

Referenced in Thatcher Joe Vlogs: Something For Every Hole?! (2017) See more »

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It's NOT 24
30 September 2018 | by tylernrichardsonSee all my reviews

Anyone who came here b/c they liked 24 will be dissatisfied, much like me watching 24. Its a political drama so don't expect Jack to kill a bunch of people with BS methods. It moves at a pace that expects the viewers to consider the ramifications of what is transpiring; instead of 24 that had bullets and hardstares going every direction and no real thoughts were ever provoked within the viewers.


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